Rev. Eusebius Mbidoaka, Ph.D., S.T.D.
Thank you for your interest in St. John the Baptist Parish. We invite you to become involved with your faith life in our parish and continue your spiritual growth through the many resources offered here. St. John the Baptist Church offers weekday and Sunday Masses as well as Eucharistic Adoration. The parish has programs in education and pastoral ministry for children, youth and adults as well as a vibrant social ministry outreach. The programs and services of the parish continue to grow. St. John’s school provides an excellent education in an intentionally Catholic environment. Each new parishioner adds a richness to our faith community which allows us to reflect more fully the Body of Christ in today’s society.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
* Christmas Giving Tree
* Musical Performance
* St. John's School Mega RAFFLE
* Baptism Classes
* West Frankfort Columbian Club
* Daughters of Isabella
School News from the Principal
Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21 the Diocese is holding two days of training that all teachers and principals are required to attend. The training is all day. St. John's will not be in session these days. There is also no school the rest of the week for Thanksgiving break. So please mark your calendars with these changes.
Our Christmas Concert is Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 pm in the gym.
We would like to invite everyone that is able to attend the School Mass on Fridays at 8:15 am. Each Friday, the classes take turns in being in charge of the Mass Readings and other duties. The students would love to share this time with each of you. The preschool has not started yet. They will be coming in after the Christmas break.
Please remember that we are collecting Box Tops for Education. Please collect these and send them with your child to turn in to their class. We get $0.10 for each box top collected. It is an easy way to help out the school and students.
We have two easy fundraising activities that you can do that will help out the school. First, if you have a Kroger Card you can designate St. John the Baptist School on the card and the school will receive a percentage of what you purchase. The next activity is an app that you can install on your smartphone. It is called Shop-A-Roo. Once the app is installed all you have to do is take a picture of your receipt. Examples are Walmart, Krogers, restaurants, etc.
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